Nikolai - boys name

Nikolai name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Nikolai name meaning:

The name Nikolai is of Russian origin and has a rich history and meaning. It is derived from the Greek name Nikolaos, which is composed of two elements: "nikē," meaning "victory," and "laos," meaning "people." Thus, Nikolai can be interpreted to mean "victorious people" or "people's victory."

The name Nikolai carries a strong and confident connotation, reflecting qualities such as leadership, determination, and success. It is often associated with individuals who are ambitious, charismatic, and have a natural ability to inspire and influence others. Nikolai is a name that exudes strength and power, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a strong and timeless name for their son.

Historically, the name Nikolai has been borne by several notable individuals, including famous Russian novelists Nikolai Gogol and Nikolai Tolstoy. This further adds to the name's significance and prestige. Ultimately, Nikolai is a name that embodies victory, resilience, and the potential to achieve great things, making it an appealing choice for many parents seeking a name with a powerful and meaningful impact.

Origin: Greek

People's victory.

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Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Nikolai

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